Though our trip home was eventful, our time in Iringa was tremendously encouraging and fruitful. We went to be part of teaching some theological stuff to TAFES leaders. I was asked to do church history in about 3 hours. I had ten periods of Christian history, and made an application […]
You hear stories from time to time of missionaries who become pluralists. I can see how it happens. It might be that you go into another culture with the idea that you’re bringing something unique, only to discover that it’s already there. Red Twin tells me that it’s a nonsense […]
Before the Throne of God Above, Rock of Ages, And Can it Be: these are some of the hymns I sing to Elliot as I rock him to sleep. They are the hymns I love because their themes stir my heart. They’re about the work of Christ on the cross, […]
Hearing and Knowing: Theological Reflections on Christianity in Africa is written by Mercy Oduyoye, arguably Africa’s foremost female theologian. A Ghanian, her perspective is shaped by a different context from the one we find ourselves in. Nevertheless, she brings some strikingly relevant questions, in particular, what does Christianity offer to […]
Orobator’s Jesuit background means that Mariology features in his Theology brewed in an African pot. It’s a fascinating chapter which he ends with a prayer to Mary using some African proverbs about mothers. I loved how he’s taken the experience of women and used this as a prayer for Africa. If […]
The basis for one of Orobator’s prayers in Theology brewed in an African pot is some African proverbs the celebrate the joy and dignity of motherhood. I share the proverbs here. I wonder which ones resonate with you and which ones you find more foreign?
Many of Orobator’s categories are recognisably and classically Christian. In his treatment of the Trinity, he suggests that the issue for the African is how the One God (a familiar concept in traditional African religion) can in fact be three. He suggests that explanations of ‘three persons’ have drawn too […]